Lxxiilvii

1. A. "When Rachel had borne Joseph, [Jacob said to Laban, 'Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country. Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you and let me go; for you know the service which I have given you']" (Gen. 30:25):

B. Once the "satan" of Esau was born [namely, Joseph], then: "Jacob said to Laban, 'Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.'"

C. For R. Phineas in the name of R. Samuel bar Nahman: "It is a tradition that Esau will fall only by the hand of the descendants of the children of Rachel: 'Surely the youngest of the flock shall drag them away' (Jer. 49:20).

D. "And why does Scripture call them 'the youngest of the flock'? Because they are the youngest of the tribes."

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment